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Fortnite’s fire hydrants are shockingly effective at launching enemies

Published: 4/Dec/2019 5:46 Updated: 4/Dec/2019 5:47

by Brad Norton


Fire hydrants could be more useful than you may think thanks to this hilarious Fortnite mechanic that can launch your opponents across the map.

Epic Games consistently updates Fortnite with fresh map additions and new destructive weapons aplenty. Fire hydrants have been a feature across the numerous maps for years at this point however, yet dedicated players are still discovering new ways to manipulate the explosive terrain.

It turns out that the streaming jets of water can actually be utilized to boost your opponent’s sky-high thanks to this hilarious tactic.

Epic Games - FortniteFortnite Chapter 2 allows players to carry both teammates and fallen enemies.

Showcased throughout a December 3 post from Reddit user ‘Maz_____,’ the player revealed there’s a hilarious method in which you can use the force from a broken fire hydrant to propel enemies a great distance.

After a nearby enemy was knocked to the ground in an early fight with multiple opponents scavenging for loot, this particular player decided to pick up the wounded character and carry him out of a rooftop.

Dropping to the streets below, the player momentarily drops their enemy in order to pickaxe the nearby fire hydrant. Jumping into the stream of water and dropping the carried opponent at the exact same time leads to a hilarious clash of physics wherein, a body gets sent flying through the sky.

Holy shit he flew from FortNiteBR

Being able to carry downed players is a relatively new mechanic that was introduced with the implementation of Fortnite Chapter 2 on October 15. 

This mechanic allows you to put your enemies in favorable positions to lure out enemies, or even carry your wounded allies to safety in order to revive them behind cover.


There’s no telling just how far a player can be launched with this amusing fire hydrant tactic but there’s no denying that it’s a hilarious way to displace your opponents and potentially even put them out of range for a revive. 

Epic Games - FortniteThis devious play can send your opponents flying through the sky.

New innovative ways to manipulate the map and various weapons are always being uncovered by dedicated Fortnite players. 

Just recently for instance, an ingenious use of the Harpoon gun was put on display and it might be just as embarrassing as the fire hydrant launch.


Tfue is still trying to get Hamlinz to finally make his Twitch return

Published: 19/Nov/2020 5:28

by Andrew Amos


Darryle ‘Hamlinz’ Hamlin was once one of the Kings of Twitch when Fortnite was taking off. However, the TSM star has fallen off the radar in the last 12 months. Fans are still holding out hope for his return though, and even Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney is trying to push him back live.

Hamlinz and Tfue were at the top of Fortnite together back in 2018 and 2019. They duo’d numerous times, and their fanbases were heavily intertwined.

However, Tfue has gone on to bigger and better things, but Hamlinz has fallen off the radar. He hasn’t streamed in over six months, and it seems like the community is antsy for the “30 minute a month” streamer’s return.

TSM Hamlinz Social Media Silence
TSM Hamlinz
Hamlinz hasn’t streamed since March 2020, but his fans are trying to change that.

Tfue shared a conversation he recently had with Hamlinz on Twitter, with a few comments trying to nudge the TSM streamer to return to the platform.

“Bro you forgot to end your stream. I don’t know if you meant to,” Hamlinz said to Tfue after his November 17 broadcast.

Tfue came back with a tongue-in-cheek comment, but one that resonated with a lot of people in the Twitch community. “Bro you forgot to start yours,” he said in reply.

It comes after the Twitch community continues to rally behind Hamlinz to make his return to the platform. Hamlinz last streamed on March 17, 2020 ⁠— over six months ago. In the last 12 months, he has streamed a total of 105 hours ⁠— a far cry from numbers he was pulling in 2018.

While he was averaging over 10,000 viewers right up until the end, Hamlinz’s disappearance has worried fans. He hasn’t just been inactive on Twitch, but also across social media, Hamlinz has very rarely posted.

However, there is a chance that the TSM star could be returning to streaming. Hamlinz said in an October 26 tweet he was “feeling like [himself again].”

The streamer took some time off across 2019 to deal with personal issues. He was suffering health issues earlier in the year, and then his grandfather passed away later in the year. His grandmother was also diagnosed with breast cancer.

“I needed some time by myself to rekindle, get my thoughts together, and get myself together, because I’ve never lost anyone close,” he told fans in October.

While Hamlinz hasn’t locked in a return stream date yet, his fans are hoping it’ll be just around the corner. Better yet, he could come back alongside his old duo Daequan, and live it up like its the early days of Fortnite all over again.

That’s sure to get the fans excited again, if it ever ends up happening.